“ Brand: Flik Flak / Watch for: Kids „
If it's so annoying when I come in with your nicely ironed uniform to wake you for school then get yourself up! I'm at a point where I'm thinking of just throwing his uniform at him and letting him go out like that, but I don't like him not looking nice. If he'd get himself up in the morning it would help me out and cut out some arguments and let me get on with other things in the mornings.
My aunty gave my son this dinosaur clock 3 years ago for his birthday and it's been sitting in his closet gathering dust since then so I grabbed it, wiped it off and started setting the time. Thankfully it was very straight forward setting the time and alarm time.
The clock itself is small and rounded with dinosaurs on it. Like my alarm it has a snooze function but I haven't told him about that yet as I want him to learn that when the alarm goes that means get up! My son found waking up to the alarm rather easy and spent the last month of school getting himself up and ready which gave me a chance to drink my morning coffee whilst its still hot! Hopefully he'll start doing this again in September.
The only down side is that the alarm sometimes wakes my youngest a little too early for my liking but we live in a small house so it's hard at times.
I'm quite surprised that the batteries last as last as they do. My son found that he could light up the clock in the dark so that was being looked at every few minutes one night.
The clock face itself is rather helpful for a child learning to tell the time. The minutes are shown by dots and numbers all the way along. The hour and minute hands are represented by a girl and boy figure to ensure the reader can see the difference between the hands.
Flik Flak as a company seem like they really want to help children learn to tell time. I found a part of their website that is a little game and it shows a Flik Flak clock face and you can then say what time is shown and get a green or red depending on if you get it right or not and my son had a great time playing and learning the time. As the game shows the same face as the clock in his room is makes things a bit more consistent.
I've had a little look around and can only find this clock available in one or two places and both pricing this clock at £28. I think it's hard to find because it's from the 2006 collection but have a look at the newer collections. Lovely watches and clocks for various ages.
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